Long Island Dental Assistant Nabbed for Allegedly Stealing Jewelry From Patients

A dental assistant was arrested for allegedly stealing jewelry from patients after they were administered laughing gas at an office in Rocky Point, Suffolk County police announced Friday.

Arieta Gouvakis, 38, was arrested in her Manorville home around 12:30 a.m. and is being charged with grand larceny in the third degree, grand larceny in the fourth degree, criminal possession of stolen property in the third degree and criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree.

Gouvakis, a dental assistant at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, allegedly removed jewelry from two patients who were being treated under her care on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, police said, adding that neither patient realized their jewelry was missing until after they left the office.

Both women had been given nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, before their jewelry was taken.

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